MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service, a standard way to send multimedia messages to and from mobile phones.

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Recover deleted content from userdata partition?

So it came to pass, that Amanda did have a blonde moment and deleted all her threads in the SMS app by mistake. Yeah, "Delete all threads" probably shouldn't be quite so easy to invoke. The phone's ...
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How can I prevent my device from automatically converting SMS to MMS?

The Galaxy S I9000 messaging app automatically converts long SMS messages to MMS. How can I disable this?
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Can I send / retrieve MMS messages via WiFi?

Is it possible to send / retrieve MMS messages via WiFi or is it mandatory to be connected to my provider via the mobile data connection? If a user has an active WiFi connection, what happens when ...
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What's “creation mode” in the Galaxy S's offical messaging application?

If you open the official messaging App, go to menu then settings, there is a setting "creation mode" which has the following options (in that order): restricted warning free What does this change? ...
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Why does a single MMS message show up as three separate download buttons?

Using the default messaging app, CyanogenMod 6.1, T-Mobile Pay As You Go, whenever someone sends me an MMS, it shows up as 3 separate messages, all with Download buttons. If I click the first ...
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“Converting to multimedia message” when forwarding large SMS

When I receive a large SMS and when I select "Forward" from options, it shows "Converting to multimedia message" and I'm getting charged more. Furthermore, if the person on receiving end doesn't have ...
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Picture converted to very low quality while sending MMS

I've HTC Desire 2.3.3 . Recently I took one photo from stock camera app and clicked Menu -> Share -> MMS. My picture was automatically converted to 7KB sized file. No doubt the picture lost all its ...
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MMS images showing up as videos

For some reason when receiving pictures from people with iPhones, they sometimes show up as a video. The video is usually 20 seconds long with the first half blank (sometimes there is text depending ...
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how to take a screen shot and send it via MMS?

can I somehow take a screen shot of a google maps in a easy way and then send it via MMS? HTC Desire on 2.1 (not rooted)
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How to make sure I have no sms virus?

I'm using a non-rooted, non-hacked Samsung GT-I5700 device which runs Android 2.1. Today I've received an MMS from an unknown phone with something which looked like a spam for Mastercard. I've ...
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What is the downside of using GO SMS Pro and / or Handcent?

All I've been seeing about these apps are the positives. I want to know the negatives of using them, apart from me having to install an additional app to do something that the phone can already do by ...
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Why do all my MMSes show up as videos?

Long text messages, photos - all show up as a five second long "video" (still image). Happens with received MMSes and the ones from me that I've sent. Using a galaxy s2. This is really annoying, my ...
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Send SMS instead of MMS when texting multiple people

When I put more than one person as the recipient to my message my Samsung galaxy s3 vibrates and says it's converting to MMS. When I send my message I know at least one person is not getting the ...
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MMS vCard displaying as playable media file

I am having difficulty viewing a vcard received via text message. My phone recognizes it's an MMS but views it as a Multimedia file and tries to play it. My phone is rooted running Cyanogen ...
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How to get the Enter (Return) key in Messaging (MMS) app - Jelly Bean

I have JellyBean 4.2 and my friend also has the same. I have been fond of using the "Enter" or "return" key while typing messages. I like paragraphs in messages. But I have a "Smiley" Button. My ...
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Reasons for MMS to fail while sending?

I've been trying to send an MMS on a rooted ST17i with the MiniCMSandwich Lite rom but for some reason, I can't send any MMS (no matter how big). It will just say "SENDING" on the messaging app but ...
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Mass confusion about present and future: Hangouts, SMS, MMS, and Google Voice

I've been trying to make sense of recent news and theories about the future of Hangouts, SMS/MMS integration, and merging with Google Voice. My main concern right now is that I want to continue ...
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How can I configure my phone for MMS?

I can not send or receive MMS-messages (containing an image) on my Nexus One phone. And I can't find many settings to set for it. I have set an adress for APN. But there is also an IP-address, a ...
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How can I attach a file to an MMS message?

Can I attach files to an MMS message? I am looking for a way to attach files like doc, pdf, or zip and send them over MMS.
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HTC Desire crashed, deleted all SMS/MMS. Can I recover?

Been a reader of SO/SE for a while as am getting into Android development. Just wanted to ask a quick question. Hope someone can help. :) I have a HTC desire (2.2 with HTC sense, as per stock), never ...
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Delete APN on LG-P500

The LG-P500 does not allow to delete/disable MMS APN. The problem is that if I define my own APN, the original one, which cannot be deleted, is still used by messaging application... Anybody knows ...
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Sending single SMS message to multiple contacts causes MMS

I'm experiencing an annoying (and costly) problem on my HTC Desire X. (Android 4.1.1) Every time I send a single message to multiple contacts at the same time, the message will be sent as MMS rather ...
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Can I force a message to be sent as an MMS?

Is there a way to force a message to be sent as an MMS?
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backup MMS in android 1.6

I know there are many duplicates, but unfortunately the specifications on every software proposed to do it are very poor about wether they support VERY OLD android versions and wether they will ...
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Can I use the stock SMS/MMS app on an Android tablet without UMTS module?

I just got my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. It does not have a GSM/UMTS/3G module but there is an SMS/MMS icon. What is the purpose of this app? Does Android allow me to send and receive SMS/MMS over my ...
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How do I open a Photo attached to a text Message?

I have just bought a Samsung Galaxy S and have been sent a Text message with a photo but cannot find out how to open the photo to view when I touch the message thread it just comes up with message ...
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The size of the MMS message

What is the maximum size of the MMS message in Android phone? and is there a way to increase this size?
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Automatically turn on/off data when downloading MMS

With my Galaxy S3, my girlfriend's Galaxy S4 and her mother's Galaxy Core, we cannot download MMS automatically. We have to turn on data before doing so. This problem is not happening with her ...
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Google Hangouts - Can not send or receive MMS

About 2 weeks ago, I updated CyanogenMod on my device, and Google Hangouts, and began experiencing this problem. I did an immediate restore from before my update, and there was no change. I can not ...
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SMS time stamps are behaving strangely

I am having an issue with the time stamps of incoming SMS messages when backing up messages. The time stamps of the messages I send out are correct. The time stamps of the incoming messages in the ...
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vCard sent to my Android shows up as text

A friend sent me a couple of contacts via vCard mms. I received them as text messages, with for example the contact avatar rendered as plain text and some of the characters replaced with android ...
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Phantom Multimedia Message

At regular, though infrequent, intervals I receive a multi media message in my inbox from 'δ@' which has no content. The message is completely blank. I do not have such a contact and I receive mmms so ...
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MMS not working on CM9 ROM

I have an LG Optimus V (Virgin Mobile) running CyanogenMod 9. The ROM I am using is located here: https://sites.google.com/site/bobzhomeroms/vm670ics According to his ChangeLog, MMS should be ...
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Cyanogenmod 7.1 doesn't send MMS

Not sure when this started to happen, most likely after I upgraded to cyanogenmod 7.1. I was able to send/receive MMS before without any problem. Now I can receive MMS at any time send MMS when ...
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Backup and restore MMS

Is it possible to backup AND restore MMS messages? It seems all the apps I've found on the app store that backup SMS and/or MMS cannot actually restore MMS messages (and similar comments on answers to ...
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Go Sms Pro: “Too many unsent multimedia messages” error

Every time I try to send a Multimedia message using Go Sms Pro, I get a toast message saying: "Can't send message right now. There are too many unsent multimedia messages" This doesn't happen when ...
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Does MMS support PNG format images?

I'm just wondering if android mms supports png files? I've tried sending an image, a png format, through mms. Sending is successful. However, the recipient recieves an error image. My question is, ...
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Hangouts doesn't show the content of vCard

When I receive a vCard (.vcf), Hangouts does not show the content of it! Is there a setting for this or simply this feature is omitted in Hangouts? Here, in this picture I sent a vCard and the other ...
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Where does “Save media” store pictures in Hangouts?

In Hangouts (in KitKat) if you long click a picture in an MMS you can "Save media". Where is the picture saved to?
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Using two messaging apps on Ice Cream Sandwich?

I want to use Textra for SMS and Handcent for MMS, because they're both top in each class, respectively. I want to use Textra as if it were the only messaging app. Then when I want to send an MMS, I ...
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The long SMS is converted to MMS and shows sending. How do I make sure it is sent?

I typed a long message and it was converted to a multimedia message. When I press the send button it shows "sending" but never shows "sent". How do I know it has been sent or not?
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Where to find the MMS settings? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I configure my phone for MMS? I am using a Samsung GT-I5503 and I can't send an mms. Where can I locate the mms settings so that I can configure it?
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Can't send MMS messages (but can receive)

About a week ago I lost the ability to send MMS messages. I can still receive, and single-recipient SMS works fine. The phone is a Moto X, stock. I did recently install some new apps; could one of ...
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How can I search the SMSs/MMSs using the default search interface?

I have an Cyanogenmod 10.1 ROM installed. I love the Google Search interface and can search most of my phone using it but I am unable to find "Messaging" as a searchable item. I've seen a lot of ...
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MyTouch 4g MMS over Home Wi-Fi

Why can't I receive or send MMS on my My Touch 4g through my home Wi-Fi? I have bad coverage at home so I have to use my Wi-Fi connection. I'm sure my settings are right - I have it set to T-Mobile ...
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Message notifications stuck!

I've had my Moto X (first gen) for a while, I think almost a year Noe, the whole experience has been great but lately every time I open my messaging app I get a "Two messages could not be sent" ...
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How to fix view of broken images?

Sometimes people MMS images to me from their phone, and it shows up like this: When I save the broken image, and transfer it to my computer, it displays properly on my computer. Is there a way to ...
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Text message with pictures: “Download” button does nothing

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.0.4. When people send me text messages with a picture attached, I receive the message but it says something like this, with a "download" button: Message size: ...
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MMS video auto compression

I have a new Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I love the device, but sending a quick video MMS seems to be a challenge. On other devices I have used, the video will automatically get compressed to a very low ...
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MMS pictures not opening

I have a Galaxy S4 on Verizon - rooted, but still running the stock ROM. Recently I noticed that I am unable to open MMS messages on my phone. I receive them, and am able to view the thumbnail, but ...